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Canon Digital IXUS 55 (Powershot SD450 / IXY Digital 60)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1020 reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 55 (Powershot SD450 / IXY Digital 60). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and durability. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the flash and battery.

performance, portability, usability, durability, image quality

battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Digital IXUS 55 (Powershot SD450 / IXY Digital 60) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Digital IXUS 55 (Powershot SD450 / IXY Digital 60)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 492 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 55 (Powershot SD450 / IXY Digital 60) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the viewfinder and usability are overall positive. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the battery.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Canon - Digital IXUS 60


Canon's compact digital IXUS range has a reputation for stylishness allied to a host of included features that will appeal both to amateurs - who just want to point and shoot - and to those who ...

Apart from the irrelevant viewfinder, there isn't a single feature on this slim and elegant camera that doesn't have a multiplicity of functions that can be called into play for the more discerning snapper, whilst still appealing to the lazy...

Aug, 2006

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Canon IXUS 60


Canon IXUS 60 Review. A stylish pocket sized digital camera. It has six megapixels and a three times zoom lens. It did very well in my tests.

Picture quality ; Style ; Build quality ; Viewfinder

Small SD card supplied with camera

The Canon IXUS 60 is a well made digital camera and take a great photo. It is certainly one of the best pocket sized cameras on the market. Images are sharp and colours are strong. The only real drawback I can come up with is I would like to have see a...

May, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Canon IXUS 55 - Digital SLR Reviews


It's easy to lose track of the different digital Ixus models after a while...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Canon IXUS 60 - Digital SLR Reviews


A 6 megapixel camera with a bright 2.5" LCD screen (plus viewfinder) and 3x zoom lens....

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Canon Digital Ixus 60


Canon's IXUS 60 is a competant compact camera. It has all the elements you'd expect from such a product, including above average image quality, a dec...

Small, Brilliant colour performance

Poor performance at high ISO levels

Performed well across a broad range of tests and is only really let down by its high ISO performance.

Jul, 2006


Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon Powershot SD450


Announced in August 2005, the SD450 (which goes by the name of Digital IXUS 55 in Europe) is the latest in a long line of ultra-compact 'ELPH' or 'IXUS' cameras stretching back to early 2000 (and a lot farther back than that in the film camera world)....

Very good resolution, Incredibly slim, compact design, Beautifully built and all-metal construction, Excellent color and white balance in most situations, Manual (custom) white balance, Good exposure and generally very reliable focus (using...

Fairly strong purple fringing, Some dynamic range issues (common to cameras using this sensor), Some edge and corner softness at wide angle/max aperture, Battery life when using LCD, No exposure information in record mode except when camera shake is an...

In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Canon PowerShot SD600 review


main page A lot of cameras in the crowded and competitive digital point-and-shoot market are all flash and no substance. They add all sorts of extra gimmicks such as fancy slide shows and colorful borders that don't actually contribute to the cameras'...

Excellent image quality; top-notch build quality; quick performance.

Basic feature set.

Despite its no-frills feature set, the Canon PowerShot SD600 delivers quality photos and strong performance in a small package.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital Elph


The Canon PowerShot SD450 takes darn good shots but may be too diminutive for some shutterbugs.

Quick performance and excellent image quality. Unique "My Color" feature. Sleek and very portable.

A little tricky to operate with larger hands. Menus could be improved. No manual settings.

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Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin and Robert Dubbin (

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph review


PowerShot SD500 Sony's form-over-function DSC-T1 stylistic imitators not

Very well designed; the best start-up time in its class; quick shot-to-shot performance; novel fast frame-rate movie mode.

More frequent than usual purple fringing; longish flash shot-to-shot times.

The Canon PowerShot SD550 is a very well-designed, 7-megapixel snapshot camera. Just don't look for advanced controls.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD600


Physical Views The SD600 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD600 and the Sony Cyber-shot W30 Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD600 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total...

Apr, 2006

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